Latest Movie News Headlines

Joe Cornish is no longer in the running to direct Star Trek 3

Dec. 9, 2013by: Alex Maidy

With new writers on board and a 2016 date locked in to commemorate the 50th anniversary of STAR TREK, we now have learned that the top named contender to direct the sequel to STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS is no longer in the running.

Up to now, the name most consistently associated with STAR TREK 3 was ATTACK THE BLOCK director Joe Cornish. Cornish, a friend and collaborator of Edgar Wright's, seemed a nice choice to take over for J.J. Abrams who is busy at work on STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof also departed as writers on STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and were replaced by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay who will co-wrote with Roberto Orci.

With all of their ducks in a row, it is a mystery as to why Cornish is no longer involved. We don't even know for sure if the gig was offered to him, but Variety reports simply that after being in talks with Skydance and Bad Robot that Cornish is no longer part of the equation. Cornish does still have a working relationship with Paramount as he has been named as the director for the long in development movie based on the book SNOW CRASH, but there has not been much news on that front either.

If STAR TREK 3 is going to stay on track for a 2016 release, a director will need to be found soon as pre-production would likely need to start next year for filming to commence in 2015.

Source: Variety

Related Articles

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

3:39PM on 12/10/2013
I love Joe Cornish, but seriously, studios need to let directors build up to these mega-budget tentpoles. A $13 million indie movie is a bit different to a $200 million franchise movie.
I love Joe Cornish, but seriously, studios need to let directors build up to these mega-budget tentpoles. A $13 million indie movie is a bit different to a $200 million franchise movie.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:51AM on 12/10/2013
What about Edgar Wright?
What about Edgar Wright?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:05PM on 12/09/2013
Fuck 2016 - just wait for Abrams.
Fuck 2016 - just wait for Abrams.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:57PM on 12/09/2013
That's disappointing to hear. He would have made a good replacement. I agree with Zedlander about Matthew Vaughn being a good replacement. Or maybe Duncan Jones or Neill Blomkamp.
That's disappointing to hear. He would have made a good replacement. I agree with Zedlander about Matthew Vaughn being a good replacement. Or maybe Duncan Jones or Neill Blomkamp.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:44PM on 12/09/2013
Dude, after the awesome "Moon" & "Source Code"...I would LOVE to see Duncan Jones direct "Star Trek 3"!
I think he's busy w/ the "Warcraft" movie though.
Dude, after the awesome "Moon" & "Source Code"...I would LOVE to see Duncan Jones direct "Star Trek 3"!
I think he's busy w/ the "Warcraft" movie though.
7:47PM on 12/09/2013
Why do we as humans always cling to the past? Orci proved that he is not capable of writing a decent storyline with an actual, coherent plot when Star Trek Into Darkness was revealed to be an utter mess. If it had been any good at all it should have easily out-performed the first film. Paramount and the writers obviously had nothing in mind other than to make money and it backfired. They devised this little plot where they would completely rip off Wrath of Khan and then they thought they'd
Why do we as humans always cling to the past? Orci proved that he is not capable of writing a decent storyline with an actual, coherent plot when Star Trek Into Darkness was revealed to be an utter mess. If it had been any good at all it should have easily out-performed the first film. Paramount and the writers obviously had nothing in mind other than to make money and it backfired. They devised this little plot where they would completely rip off Wrath of Khan and then they thought they'd be sly by being coy about the villain by building "mystery" It basically bombed. $226 mil is nothing these days. It was in (shitty) 3D for god's sake. Orci does not deserve to be anywhere near this script. The cast is too strong and has too much chemistry to be squandered on an uninspired, incoherent, sloppy, embarassing rehash of some past story. Create a real plot this time, you jackass.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:10PM on 12/09/2013
Thank god I'm not the only guy on the planet who felt that way about Into Darkness.
Still the ONLY ST movie I don't own.
Egads.
Thank god I'm not the only guy on the planet who felt that way about Into Darkness.
Still the ONLY ST movie I don't own.
Egads.
7:11PM on 12/09/2013
Either Orci or Kurtzman directed a movie with Chris Pine about a year ago, "People like Us" I think it was called. It was pretty good. I know it's not on the scale of Star Trek, but I wouldn't mind seeing him direct. It would hopefully keep the feel of the first 2 films, with them serving as writers for the first 2.
Either Orci or Kurtzman directed a movie with Chris Pine about a year ago, "People like Us" I think it was called. It was pretty good. I know it's not on the scale of Star Trek, but I wouldn't mind seeing him direct. It would hopefully keep the feel of the first 2 films, with them serving as writers for the first 2.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:25PM on 12/09/2013
Maybe they need to take a chill pill and re-think the whole "let's get Star Trek out by 2016" strategy?
Maybe they need to take a chill pill and re-think the whole "let's get Star Trek out by 2016" strategy?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:13PM on 12/09/2013
Im glad Bob Orci is staying on at least...

Though I will stick with my top Choice to direct - Matthew Vaughn (get Jane Goldman into write too)
Im glad Bob Orci is staying on at least...

Though I will stick with my top Choice to direct - Matthew Vaughn (get Jane Goldman into write too)
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:58PM on 12/09/2013

That sucks

but if this means he's fully on board a SNOW CRASH adaptation, I can live with it. ;)
but if this means he's fully on board a SNOW CRASH adaptation, I can live with it. ;)
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Movie News Headlines


Top
Loading...
JoBlo's T-Shirt Shoppe | support our site... Wear Our Gear!